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It s fledging season for owls

Whooo do you call for a fallen baby owl?

Spring has sprung -- and that means, among other things, baby owls are falling from their nests. What to do if you encounter one?

Will Nordic leg be in the PPP?

Mt. Bachelor closing Sunday; PPP Nordic leg iffy

Mt. Bachelor informed season pass holders late Monday that the rapidly depleting snow means the resort's season will end Sunday; meanwhile, a decision is expected Tuesday on whether the Pole Pedal Paddle will have to replace its Nordic leg with a short trail run.

Viral picture sparks investigation

Tumalo Falls vandalism photo goes viral, sparks action

A Prineville man posted a picture of an apparent case of vandalism at Tumalo Falls on Facebook over the weekend -- and it was shared over 30,000 times. Now law enforcement is investigating.

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Deer hits ATV in La Pine; rider injured

A La Pine man was injured early Monday when his ATV was struck by a deer crossing the road, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Bend Walmart shoplifting sparks chase, two arrests

An early-morning shoplifting case at the Bend Walmart led to a car chase and the eventual arrest of two Bend residents, police said.

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Crook County reservoir drained; reward offered

Crook County authorities are looking for whoever drained a private reservoir east of Big Summit Prairie, while the landowner is offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the vandals, officials said Monday.

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Central Oregon has a 'Giant' promotion in SF

Focusing on a key target audience in the Bay Area, the Central Oregon Visitors Association launched a unique and innovative marketing campaign – with some help from the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants and a “larger than life” character.

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Shot fired east of Bend leads to standoff, arrest

A gunshot was fired during a family dispute east of Bend Sunday night, leading to a standoff and the  surrender of 71-year-old man who now faces menacing and other charges, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Oregon facing driest wildfire conditions in 25 years

Oregon's record-low snowpack and dry spring have fire officials concerned about drought and the potential for the driest summer wildfire conditions in 25 years, officials said Monday as Wildfire Awareness Month got underway.

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Crook County HS gets new baseball scoreboard

Robberson Ford, in conjunction with the Crook County School District and Crook County Booster Club, announced Monday a brand-new scoreboard will be erected on the high school baseball field.

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